Major in Physical Science (Pre-Engineering)

The department offers two options in pre-engineering: the standard two-year pre-engineering curriculum, or a dual-degree program in which the student may receive a bachelor's degree with a major in physical science from Freed-Hardeman and a degree in engineering from an ABET accredited school of engineering after the successful completion of the prescribed curricula at both schools.

The dual-degree is a 3-2 program, including three years at Freed-Hardeman and two years at the school of engineering. 

Read our brochure for additional information.

4 - Year Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, a 4-year plan for students planning to pursue a degree in engineering has been created:

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.S. Major in Physical Science (Pre-Engineering)

Program Coordinator:  Dr. Charles Tucker

The advisor for the Pre-Engineering Program will prescribe the course of study for each student based upon the branch of engineering selected and the school of engineering chosen for completion of the program. A typical course of study is outlined below.

A pre-engineering student may be awarded a B.S. degree in Physical Science from FHU provided he/she has completed a three-year, 99 semester-hour program of study outlined by the program coordinator, plus a completed degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited school of engineering.

It is the responsibility of the student to notify the program coordinator of his/her intentions to graduate from Freed-Hardeman and to contact the registrar to complete the application and other procedures for graduation. Application must be made at least one semester prior to the intended graduation date.

I.  Liberal Arts Core Requirements
36 hours
Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Display
Limit II. C. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 120 Precalculus
Limit III. B. Natural Sciences to PHS 211 Physics for Science and Engineering I

II. Major Requirements
42 hours
CHE 121 General Chemistry I   3
CHE 121L  General Chemistry I Lab   1
CHE 122 General Chemistry II  3 
CHE 122L  General Chemistry II Lab   1
CIS 171 Computer Programming I  3
ENS 101 Introduction to Engineering  2
ENS 103 Engineering Graphics  3
ENS 231 Engineering Mechanics I  3
ENS 232  Engineering Mechanics II   3
MAT 122 Analytics and Calculus I  5
MAT 223 Analytics and Calculus II  4
MAT 224 Analytics and Calculus III  4
MAT 345 Differential Equations  3
PHS 212 Physics for Science & Engineering II (W)  4

III.  Additional Requirements (choose one concentration below):          6-8 hours
A.  Students planning to major in Chemical Engineering should substitute:
CHE 321 Organic Chemistry I (W) 4
CHE 322 Organic Chemistry II (W) 4

B.  Students planning to major in Industrial Engineering should add:
ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 233 Principles of Accounting II 3
IV.   Electives (including additional Bible):
13-15 hours